Help with X-Lite


I am trying to set up an Asterisk server to for my small business.
We all work at home but are connected via hardware VPN boxes
(Linksys RV042 routers) so that we can all see each others networks.

I have the Asterisk box (AsteriskNOW Beta 1.5) on my network and
the first thing I am trying to do is get X-lite on my desktop Vista machine
to get registered. IP of Asterisk box is .

I have created a SIP account on X-lite (3.0) with the following settings:
Display Name "My Name"
User Name "1000"
Password "1234"
Authorization User Name "1000"
Domain ""
Domain Proxy
Register with domain and receive incoming calls "checked"
Send outbound via:
Proxy "checked"

On FreePBX I have created an extension:

Extension "1000"
Display Name "My Name"
secret 1234
dtmfmode rfc2833
canreinvite no
context from-internal
host dynamic
type friend
nat yes
port 5060
qualify yes
dial SIP/1000
mailbox 1000@default

Problem is X-Lite gives:

Registration Error 408 Request Timeout

And Asterisk doesn’t see the device (or load SIP):

No such command ‘sip show peers’ (type ‘help sip show’ for other possible commands)

What am I doing wrong? I thought I’d just get us using X-Lite to communicate internally before I added inbound and outbound calling,
but I seem to stuck already.


If the request timed out then you’re probably blocking SIP traffic. Check that port 5060 is open on any firewalls you have between X-lite and Asterisk.

I’m not sure why ‘sip show peers’ doesn’t work… that is completely correct